Allegheny County police to investigate 2 McKeesport fires

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Two fires in McKeesport left two firefighters with injuries and are considered suspicious, fire officials said this morning.

McKeesport deputy fire chief Chuck Margliotti said early reports indicate no "external causes or utilities" were factors in the burning of the two abandoned buildings Tuesday night in the 2000 block of Colfax Street.

KDKA-TV reported two firefighters injured their backs while attempting to extinguish the flames and avoid a building collapse.

One of the injured firefighters has been treated and released from UPMC McKeesport.

The investigation has been turned over to Allegheny County police detectives, who plan to sort through the debris, the deputy chief said.

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Kelton Brooks: kbrooks@post-gazette.com.


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